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About Medford
Medford Massachusetts was settled in 1695 and became a city in 1892. The economic history was based on the ship building trade in colonial times. Ship building was begun by Thatcher Magoun who used lumber harvested from the Fells and New Hampshire which arrived via the Middlesex Canal.

After the ship building industry reached its decline printed cloth and carpets, linseed oil as well as rum and hats became the major products in Medford as did education with the founding of Tufts University in 1852. Because of its industrial prosperity Medford doubled its population every 20 years from 1870 to 1910.

To this day Medford is a well populated city in a very convenient location filled with many suburban neighborhoods. However it still retains a rich architectural heritage containing many historic sites which include monuments and houses-some of which date back the 17th century.

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Family Sing-a-long with Matt Heaton

Matt Heaton performs songs for preschoolers and toddlers at Bestsellers Cafe.

When: Sep 23, 2014 10 AM in Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10 )
The Cape Ann Big Band will celebrate its fourth season with a featured fall concert at The Chevalier Theatre in Medford, MA. Formed in December 2010, director Carlos Menezes Jr. teamed up with friends and fellow musicians Paula Burns, Shawn Lowe, Mike Lentini, Rick Geraghty and Medford `s local optician Dana Cohen to discuss the potentials of starting up a 17-piece big band.

When: Oct 25, 2014 7 PM to Oct 25, 2014 10 PMin Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: 20 - 20 USD (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19 )
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate: Restoring Ecosystems to Reverse Global Warming

Promoting the power of nature to remove excess carbon from the atmosphere where it does untold damage, and restore it to the soils where it supports abundant life and reverses global warming.

We are telling a new story. Each of our speakers presents a chapter in the remarkable narrative of life on earth in the 21st century. We humans are a key part of that narrative, and while there are many parts they all come together in a single tale. We will weave those parts together so that each presentation is part of the whole, a whole that builds a different and more hopeful worldview than weve heard in a long time. We have a lot of work to do and heavy paradigms to shift, but we can and will tell the new story with exciting and hopeful outcomes.

Our Boston conference has a roster of expert speakers followed by an international series of events bringing together climate advocates, farmers, ranchers, scientists, social scientists, policymakers, NGOs, artists, visionaries and the general public in other words, any and all of us for a non-technical discussion to consider:

  1. The exceptional potential of the biosphere to address all of our current emissions, as well as to remove the 125 parts per million of excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
  2. Effective action on a global scale by applying eco-regenerative approaches to lands and waters worldwide.
  3. The use of biological systems to re-establish healthy water cycles to cool the earths surface.

Our primary urgent goal in the face of widespread breakdown in addressing climate change is to further the understanding necessary to embark on the global regeneration process made possible by enabling the forces of biology. Collectively we will present affordable strategies for eco-restoration that local, national and international governments, agencies, communities and individuals may rapidly implement in order to reverse global warming.

More background info


Detailed speaker bios on our website at We will be adding additional speakers soon.

Stephen I. Apfelbaum is principal ecologist and chairman atApplied Ecological Servicesof Brodhead, Wisconsin. He is a much sought after speaker at educational events focusing on ecological restoration, ecosystem assessment, alternative stormwater management and conservation development.

Antje Danielsonis the Administrative Director at theTufts Institute of the Environmentandthe graduate interdisciplinary Water: Systems, Science and Society (WSSS) program.Sheholds a Ph.D. in Geology from Free University, Berlin.

Tom Goreau
is an award-winning marine, soils and climate scientist. He is President of theGlobal Coral Reef Alliance, a non-profit organization for coral reef protection and sustainable managementand is a trained nuisance crocodile remover who would rather not.

Seth Itzkan is a futurist and founder of Planet-TECH Associates in Somerville, Massachusetts. He has spent months in Africa observing Holistic Management and its extraordinary effects on desertified semi-arid grasslands. Seth is co-founder of the Google Group, Soil-Age.

Walter Jehnes a retired scientist with a specialist background in soil microbiology and plant ecology who has worked in Australia and overseas and is now part of a not-for-profit group,Healthy Soils Australia, which fosters biological regeneration of Australias lands.

Dan Kittredge is a life-long farmer and founder of theBionutrient Food Association. He launchedThe Real Food Campaign(RFC) in 2008, to empower and educate farmers towards the production of quality food for the improvement of human health.

Jim Laurie, Restoration Ecologist, is a biologist from Rice University and is a pioneer in biological remediation of waste water. He is also co-founder of a lively and sophisticated Google Group,Soil-Age, and he invites you to join!

William Moomaw is Professor of International Environmental Policy at theFletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, where he is the founding director of the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, the Tufts Climate Initiative and co-founder of the Global Development and Environment Institute.

Charlotte O'Brien, President and CEO,Carbon Drawdown Solutions(CDS), is a serial entrepreneur, pyrolysis and biomass expert who has worked for years with many varieties of bamboo.She recently founded CDS, supplying equipment for local biochar processing that will result in long-term soil carbon storage and greatly improved soil health and productivity.

Greg Retallack
is an award-winningpaleobotanistat the University of Oregon, where he has been on the faculty since 1981. He recently wrote a paper for theAnnual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Global Cooling by Grassland Soils of the Geological Past and Near Future.

Gary Rucinski is co-founder and chairman of theCommittee for a Green Economy, and is Northeast Regional Coordinator of theCitizens Climate Lobby, a grassroots nonpartisan nonprofit building the political will for a sustainable climate. Gary holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Rochester. and a BA in Physics from Brandeis University. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts with his wife and three children.

Judith Schwartz is a longtime freelance writer and author of several books. Most recently she is the author ofCows Save the Planet and Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth, The Organic Consumers Association calls the book a call to action for the soil; Michael Pollan says it is the most hopeful and surprising book on the environmental crisis Ive read this year.

When: Nov 21, 2014 5 PM to Nov 23, 2014 3 PMin Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit for pricing. (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17 )
Letters to Medford: A Play About the Future, According to the Past
Two Roads Performance Projects Presents: Letters to Medford: A Play about the Future, According to the Past Adapted by Kyna Hamill Directed by Wanda Strukus Art Installation by Hannah Verlin In 1855, the Medford historian Reverend Charles Brooks wrote a letter to future. Now it's 2014, and he's returned to Medford to see how things have turned out. Incorporating extracts from historical and contemporary letters, "Letters to Medford" brings the past, present, and future together in a play that is both a charming ghost story and a spirited debate about the future. Featuring: Matthew Arnold Alona Bach Melissa Bergstrom Nicole Howard Geoffrey Van Wyck Sloane Zwanger Friday October 17, 7:30 PM Saturday, October 18, 7:30 PM Friday, October 24, 7:30 PM Saturday, October 25, 3:00 PM Saturday, October 25, 7:30 PM Medford Historical Society & Museum 10 Governor's Avenue, Medford, MA All performances are $10 for adults; $5 for seniors and children. "Letters to Medford: A Play About the Future, According to the Past" is supported in part by the Medford Arts Council, a local agency supported by the MA Cultural council, a state agency. "Letters to Medford" is also part of CACHE's Arts Across Medford festival in October 2014.

When: Oct 17, 2014 7 PM to Oct 17, 2014 9 PMin Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: 5 - 10 USD (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19 )
2014 Tufts StartUp Scramble

2014 Tufts StartUpScramble

The StartUpScrambleaims to deliver the fastest, most immersive on-campus student startup experience in the world. Refined over 10 years, the Scramble2-day programcombines a rapid venture development process--complete with crowd-sourced ideas, team-building around the most promising opportunities, and venture prototyping and validation--with a series of keynote speakers, skill-building sessions,coachingmodules, panel presentations with feedback, and good food.

The 2014 Tufts StartUp Scramble Weekend is open to all Tufts undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, researchers and faculty.

Past Scrambleattendees and teams have gone on to:

  • Top accelerators in the US (such as Techstars and YCombinator)
  • Land jobs and internships through new connections.
  • Win local and national competitions.
  • Apply new skills toaddress emerging studentleadershipand professional challenges.
  • Receive over $1 million in investor funding for ventures.

Scramblealumni count thousands of studentsfrom dozens of campuses. Each programunlocks the campus's universe of student talent, transfers emerging and best-practices across the campus, and strengthens campus-community bonds.

The 2014 Tufts StartUp Scramble will guide attendees through the process of rapidly transforming ideas into action. Students assess ideas for feasibility and impact, recruit teams, prototype ventures, attend skill-building sessions, including access to our exclusive Scramblytics module (a $400/student value), and receive guidance from peers and seasoned experts. The Scramble approach taps deep into the broader campus communitys collective expertise with strategic roles for faculty and alumni, among other stakeholders.

The entire Scrambleexperience is designed to activate and highlight Tufts' applied entrepreneurship and innovation agenda. In this spirit, the StartUp Scramble will lay the foundation for Tufts annual priorities and strengthen cross-campus student foundership.

Want more info? Program details can be found HERE!

NOTE: This is an event that requires full commitment to the entire weekend. Attendees are expected to stay engaged and inattendance during both days and all modules of the event. (You may not drop in.)

Sponsored by:

Tufts Senate, Tufts Entrepreneurs Society &

Tufts Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies Program

When: Oct 11, 2014 8 AM to Oct 12, 2014 6 PMin Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: If you participate in the full weekend Scramble, your registration fee will be refunded. 15.00 true Registration Fee 15.00

(Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08 )
Medford Info Session for Ideas Competition & $100K New Ventures Competition

Come for a pizza lunch and learn:

  • Details on the upcoming Ideas & $100K New Ventures Competitions
  • How to enter the competitions
  • Tips for preparing your competition submission

When: Sep 25, 2014 12 PM to Sep 25, 2014 1 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12 )
Manna: Masterworks from the Tufts University Permanent Art Collection

Sep 20, 2014: 11 am - 5 pm (Sat)

When: Sep 23, 2014 11 AM in Medford, Massachusetts (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11 )
Jumbo: Marvel, Myth & Mascot

Sep 20, 2014: 11 am - 5 pm (Sat)

When: Sep 23, 2014 11 AM in Medford, Massachusetts (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11 )
Traditional Martial Arts Tournament to Benefit the Boston Rescue Mission

What will be demonstrated?

Here is a video of TMA Medalists demonstrating some of the 8 Complete Martial Arts movements taught in Oom Yung Doe Schools at the 2014 Reading Fall Fair

What is the differences between a Tradtional Martial Arts (TMA) Tournament vs common martial arts?

The common understanding of Traditional Martial Arts (TMA) in Asia is that it incorporates morals, etiquette, and meaning along with mental, physical and spiritual development but in the U.S. the common focus is on a visible target. The focus of TMA tournaments is on winning over yourself, whereas the focus on tournaments of common martial arts or sports is winning over others. In the U.S. today most tournaments focus purely on winning over your opponent. Winning over others is victory, winning over yourself is success. If you only challenge yourself to be better than someone else then you will never reach your fullest potential. The goal is to challenge yourself, or win over yourself, to reach your fullest potential for your ultimate mental, physical, and spiritual development; that is success. This success directly improves every aspect of your life; you carry that with you always.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are $5 with a non-perishable food donation for the Boston Rescue Mission. The Boston Rescue Mission is a life-transforming center in the heart of downtown Boston, providing meals and shelter 365 days a year.

Who can attend?

This event is open to the public. All are welcome.

Where is it located and how do I get there?

The event is located at the McGlynn School in Medford, minutes from exit 31 off of I-93.

Where can I park?

There is ample free parking located at the event.

Where can I find out more?

To find out more and to see more videos, visit:

or send us an email:

When: Oct 25, 2014 1 PM to Oct 25, 2014 3 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13 )
Harvesting Health: Supporting Wellness in Autumn

This workshop is a journey of the senses - celebrating the transition from hot summer days to cold winter nights. Through ancient healing traditions of Eastern Medicine we will explore tangible ways to bring balance to internal organs, nourish the spirit, and gracefully ease into the season. Therapies include: Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Meridian Therapy, Reflexology, Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Amy Kreydin, NBCR, CCAP, BD is a Reflexologist, Clinical Aromatherapist, Birth Doula, Metamorphic Technique energyworker and nature lover. She is excited to be returning to Boston to offer this dynamic workshop that will have you looking at seasonal wellness in a whole new light!

Students will:

Create and take home customized aromatherapy products.

Receive a kit which includes:

  • Manual with recipes, blends, resources, and guidelines for seasonal rejuvenation.
  • Supplies to create aromatherapy blends in class.
  • Seasonal wellness tools for self-care at home.


$75 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space.

$125.00 full class fee

Check, Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express accepted.

Full refunds will be given if we receive your cancellation notice ten days before the workshop.

When: Sep 28, 2014 10 AM to Sep 28, 2014 4 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10 )
2014 Eco-Rep Symposium & Eco-Rep CBSM Workshop

The 2014 Eco-Rep Symposium is fast approaching!

Registration for the Eco-Rep Symposium closes on Tuesday, October 7th at 11:55pm, so sign up soon!

The Eco-Rep Symposium at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. is designed for:

  • Student or staff members involved with an Eco-Rep (or similar) program at a college or university.
  • People not a part of an established Eco-Rep program but who would like to learn more about these peer-to-peer sustainability engagement and education programs across the Northeast.
  • People who are interested in learning about topics such as effective dorm engagement, behavior change tools, composting, improving campus partnerships, and more!

The 2014 Eco-Rep Symposium at Tufts University will bring together the regions most passionate student leaders for sustainability. Students will have the opportunity to share insights from their campus experiences and build networks they will be able to tap into for future sustainable ventures.

The main portion of the symposium will take place on Saturday, November 15th with registration beginning at 11am and activities ending at 5pm. Tickets are $15 for students and faculty/staff. Since there is limited space for the symposium, we will be capping registration at 10 people per university.*

The following day, Doug McKenzie-Mohr will offer a special Introduction to Community-Based Social Marketing (CBSM) for students (sorry, no faculty/staff).He is providing this special opportunity just for students who attended the symposium on Saturday for the very low price of $15 per person. We can arrange dorm housing (e.g. a spot on the floor) for students who stay Saturday night. Staff and Faculty are encouraged to register for his Introductory and Advanced CBSM workshops taking place during the following week also here at Tufts and may not participate in the Sunday workshop. For more information and to register visit his website.

If there is interest, we will organize professional development activities for staff members on Sunday while their students are in the workshop (e.g. trip to the aquarium with your fellow sustainability officers!). Activity costs for Sunday's staff event are not included in the registration.

We are looking for people to present at the symposium, find out more here!

For more information visit the symposium website or e-mail with questions.

We hope to see you at the symposium!

-Tufts Eco-Reps

*If you wish to bring more than 10 people to the symposium there is a place after you purchase tickets where you can request additional spots. We will contact you after registration has closed to let you know if there are additional spaces available.

When: Nov 15, 2014 11 AM to Nov 16, 2014 3 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11 )
Advanced Wheelchair Skills Course - Medford

When: Oct 24, 2014 5 AM in Medford, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05 )
4P+MassAPA Annual Conference 2014

The Four Planning Schools (4P) and Massachusetts American Planning Association (MassAPA) Annual Conference has been alternately hosted by MIT, Harvard, Tufts, and UMass for the last six years, and will be held this year at Tufts. This years conference theme, Securing AffordableHousing in Hot Market Areas, will honor Professor Rachel Brattslongstanding contribution to both theory and practice in these topicalareas. The event will kick off with introductions from each of theplanning schools. Professor Bratt will deliver the events keynote address. After the keynote address, we would like to convene a panel withrepresentatives of each of the planning schools and Mass APA, with each panelist preparing about 10 minutes of remarks onthe conference theme. A 30-minute Q&A session will follow the panelist discussion.

When: Oct 8, 2014 4 PM to Oct 8, 2014 7 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Oct 20, 2014 12 PM in Medford, Massachusetts (Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12 )
Family Sing-a-long with Matt Heaton

Matt Heaton performs songs for preschoolers and toddlers at Bestsellers Cafe.

When: Sep 23, 2014 10 AM in Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10 )
Boston Charity auction

It's a charity event which is hold by PTP, ltd. People can bring their clothes for donation, and they can also bid auction items. The money of partial be apt to that auctions earningand all donative clothes will give to charity foundation.

Food and drink served.

When: Oct 4, 2014 5 PM to Oct 4, 2014 8 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sat, 04 Oct 2014 17 )
Big Ol' Dirty Bucket
Age Limit: All Ages

Big Ol' Dirty Bucket

When: Oct 11, 2014 12 PM in Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE! (Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12 )
Old and new challenges to humanitarian action in armed conflicts
In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the founding of the ICRC and thus Swiss Humanitarian Aid, swissnex Boston and the Fletcher School at Tufts University are bringing the War from the Victims' Perspectiveexhibition, composed by the work of acclaimed Swiss photographer Jean Mohr to the Boston area. On September 25th we invite you to join us for a lecture by Martin Dahinden, Director-General at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and designated Swiss Ambassador to the USA,on Old and new challenges to humanitarian action in armed conflicts.


5 PM Doors open, time to visit the exhibition

6 PM Words of Welcome

by Dean James Stravidis, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

and by Andreas Rufer, Deputy Consul, swissnex Boston

followed by lecture by Ambassador Martin Dahinden

7 PM Reception

8 PM Doors closeMartin Dahinden

Ambassador Martin Dahinden (*1955) took over the position of Director-General at the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in 2008.

Prior to this, Martin Dahinden headed the FDFA's Directorate of Corporate Management (from 2004), after having worked as Director of the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (from 2000 to 2004).

Martin Dahinden entered the diplomatic service in 1987. During his career, he held assignments in Geneva as member of the Swiss Delegation to GATT, at the Swiss Embassy in Paris, as Deputy to the Swiss ambassador in Nigeria, and was temporarily posted at the Swiss Mission to the UN in New York. At the Head Office in Bern, he worked at the FDFA's Service for Disarmament Policy and Nuclear Issues, as Head of the OSCE Service of Political Affairs Division I, and held the post of Deputy Head of the OSCE Coordination Unit during the Swiss Chairmanship of the OSCE in 1996. The following year, he was sent abroad as Deputy Head of the Swiss Mission to NATO in Brussels.

Before entering the diplomatic service, Dr. Martin Dahinden studied Economics (Business Administration) at the University of Zurich. He worked as a post-graduate assistant at the University, and subsequently was employed with a bank and later with a publishing house.

He is the designated Swiss Ambassador to the USA, taking up his assignment later this year.

War from the Victims' PerspectivePhotographs by Jean Mohr

The exhibition addresses the issues of victims of conflicts, refugees and communities suffering from war and still under potential threat. It focuses on the emblematic cases of Palestine, Cyprus, and Africa. To learn more about the Exhibition and the history of Swiss Humanitarian Aid visit our website at

When: Sep 25, 2014 5 PM to Sep 25, 2014 8 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17 )
Low Emissions Development in an Era of Cheap and Abundant Fossil Fuels

How can we support development in ways that protect the planet from climate change in a future likely to be dominated by cheap and abundant supplies of fossil fuels?

This seminar, which is open to the public, will explore the emerging field of Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS), describe how the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) has been working to support a variety of international LEDS initiatives and explore the significant future challenges facing these efforts.

List of Speakers:

Johan Kuylenstierna,
Executive Director, SEI

Charles Heaps, Ph.D.
Center Director and Senior Scientist, SEI
Topic: How SEI is supporting Low Emissions Development Planning around the World

Ujjayant Chakravorty, Ph. D. Tufts University
Topic:Energy and Poverty

Sivan Kartha, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, SEI
Topic:Equity and Low Carbon Development

Michael Lazarus
Senior Scientist, SEI
Topic:Climate Change Mitigation and Fossil Fuel Lock-in

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

When: Oct 7, 2014 1 PM to Oct 7, 2014 4 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13 )
Medford Jingle Bell Walk/Run 2014

When: Nov 29, 2014 12 AM to Nov 29, 2014 12 AMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 00 )
Sur Taal

FreeAdmission with Free Parking.
An Evening of Melodious Music with Live Band, amazing dance performance by some of the renowned dancers of New England area.

Dinner will be available for purchase at a minimal cost.

Seats are limited and are on a first come - first served basis. If you are planning to attend please reserve your seats.

When: Oct 18, 2014 6 PM to Oct 18, 2014 10 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18 )
Global Citizens Model United Nations Experience (MiniMUN III) for 5th and 6th graders

MiniMUN III is a chance for fifth and sixth graders to have a Model United Nations experience in order to get a taste of what Model United Nations is all about. Students are provided with a guide to the topic which will be discussed/debated, and with a country position statement that explains their country's position on said topic and the reasons for those positions, as well as what solutions their country would be likely to support or to oppose. At the beginning of the conference, students will be given a brief introduction to the United Nations, and then during the afternoon they will be helped to learn the proces of debate, the rules of Model UN Debate, how to present themselves in debate, how to negotiate and work together, and how to write working papers and resolutions. Opening Ceremonies will be centered around the participants and will be engaging and motivating for them, and Closing Ceremonies will center around a celebration of what they have done during the afternoon.

We are asking for a $30 registration fee to cover our costs (printing, nametags, paper, pens, printer ink, folders, snacks for during the conference, and so forth). However, anyone who would not be able to participate because this fee imposes a burden need simply send us an email and we will register them directly -- no questions asked, it is an honor system for financial aid. If you can pay part of the fee, send us an email to register and tell us what you can pay, and then send us a check for what you can afford to contribute. Schools, church groups, after school programs, and other community groups should contact us regarding alternative pricing and payment options. Additionally, while it is fine to register and pay via Eventbrite we don't receive those funds til after the conference, so we would be even happier to receive an email registration followed by a mailed check; checks can be mailed to ARMUN, c/o Kim Kay Holt, 2 Orchard Place #2, Arlington, MA 02476. If you register via eventbrite or if you want to register by email, please email us with your student's name, grade, school (or status as homeschooled), and your email and phone number in case we need to reach you. The email to use for all MiniMUN related issues is

Thank you and see you at MiniMUN III in November!

If you are wondering what comes after MiniMUN for your student, here are some possibilities: A number of schools already have middle school (6th - 8th grade) Model UN clubs where your student could get involved. If your school doesn't have a club but you can get them interested in starting one, ARMUN is happy to provide assistance to anyone starting a club, and the United Nations Association of Greater Boston also provides technical assistance and professional development to schools starting clubs. Additionally, schools can access the UNICEF USA Global Classroooms curriculum for use in a variety of in-class settings, as well as curriculums from Facing the Future which are carefully designed to meet standards in a number of different subject areas (UNICEF's curriculums are free, Facing the Future's must be purchased -- both are outstanding). ARMUN has an independent club for 5th - 8th Graders, the Middle School Model UN & Civic Engagement Club, which is open to all area students of that age without regard to what school they attend or homeschool status. If you are interested in more information about that, simply email us. We also maintain a list of 5th - 8th graders who can't regularly participate in our club but who want to be alerted when we are having in-club debates, doing major events including service projects or going to outside group's events, and so forth, and we are happy to place student's who have been at MiniMUN on this list. Finally, if your student is a fifth grader, they can come to MiniMUN again next year! And when they reach high school, most area high schools, as of this year that includes Arlington High School, offer Model UN and there is also the option of ARMUN's independent high school club. Thanks. Hope that answers some of your questions in advance. Feel free to email with further questions or for more information.

When: Nov 2, 2014 12 PM to Nov 2, 2014 6 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 12 )
Sisters in Song present "A Beautiful Pair3" to benefit Ellie Fund

Let me introduce to you Sisters in Song, group of beautiful and very gifted musicians I am proud to now call my Sisters. With my longtime friend Jeff Pietrantoni, we formed this new group in 2011 and were very proud to produce our FIRST musical production in September/October 2011 called A BEAUTIFUL PAIR. All proceeds from this wonderful musical revue were donated to Ellie Fund, a local organization supporting Massachusetts breast cancer patients and their families ( Read more about our concert by clicking on the following link. (

Jeff has been a long time devotee of musical theatre and I, a true fan of all types of music. Jeff had been brainstorming for a few years about getting a group together in order to give back to our communities through music which, in his words, heals the soul. I was thrilled when he asked me to chair this concept alongside him and even prouder that the group wanted to continue its efforts in 2012 and beyond. Unfortunately, my Breast Cancer diagnosis in 2012 prevented me from doing a show and so the 2012 concert was postponed. Who would have thought that I, after performing to raise money for the Ellie Fund in 2011, would require their support and services just a few months later? I believe that fate and faith have brought Sisters in Song and the Ellie Fund together.

A BEAUTIFUL PAIR2, LOVE HEALS was performed October 4-6, 2013. I hope that, if you attended one of the shows last year, you take me up on my challenge to come to one of the 2014 WITH A FRIEND.

I hope to see many of you at one of the performances and, if youre not local or cannot make any of the shows, please consider making a donation to this worthy cause. Checks can be made out to Sisters In Song and mailed to 21 Garden Lane, Wakefield, MA 01880! To make a donation online, go to, and click DONATE TODAY. There is a special option section where you can choose SISTERS IN SONG.

When: Oct 3, 2014 7 PM to Oct 3, 2014 9 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19 )
Pancreatic Cancer 5K Walk/Run...

8th Annual 5K Pancreatic Cancer Walk/Run. Flat course, Out & Back, USA Track & Field certified. Post race party with awards, prizes, great RAFFLES, light refreshments, cash bar, DJ, face painting and balloon twisting for the kids. Fun day for the whole family.
Wear your purple for a chance to win best dressed in purple!! ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT PANCREATIC CANCER RESEARCH AT MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL

When: Sep 27, 2014 10 AM in Medford, Massachusetts
Cost: $26 online, $30 day of (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10 )

Please join us for a fantastic dinner prepared by the Welches...accompanied by interesting conversations and fun games! Meet up with old friends or make some new ones!

When: Oct 18, 2014 5 PM to Oct 18, 2014 7 PMin Medford, Massachusetts (Sat, 18 Oct 2014 17 )

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